The DES Effect

Early Engagement

At DES we offer something different. We have established a reputation for providing early stage expertise and design value engineering. This has enabled us to provide a unique service that is invaluable to both the client and ourselves.

DES join the team right at the start, working together with the client, the Architect and the Consultants, to be involved with planning, assessing buildability, cost estimating and value engineering.  We offer a ‘cradle to grave’ service; from the moment you get the idea to the handing over of the keys.

Our in-house design team who provides a comprehensive design and build facility at stage C & D often work at risk – without an order.

Our people have a passion for what they do – both in support of our business and in pursuit of their own personal career goals. This is what enables us to attract and retain the very best the industry has to offer.

DES is committed to the sustainable future of the industry. We currently employ twelve apprentices. As part of our development in London, one of our main principals is to increase this within 18 months.

We have taken these learning opportunities and have educated our business, helping to mould and develop DES. Our unique approach is recognised by our clients as we continue to work together to challenge what we do and how we do it.

  • 20% of DES’ workforce is made up of apprentices
  • DES has a staff turnover rate of 8%
  • We understand your needs and exceed your expectations